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snabbsök inuti Synaptic för Lubuntu saknas

Det fanns ingen snabbsöksrutan i Synaptic när jag nyligen installerat Lubuntu. Lubuntu är en version utav Ubuntu som har lägre systemkrav. För att få snabbsök (quick search) så behöver man ett paket som heter apt-xapian-index. Därefter uppdatera indexet.

sudo apt-get install apt-xapian-index
sudo update-apt-xapian-index -vf

Userbase of linuxsystems on Steam

This is my first article in English. I was interested in knowing the total amount of users running the Linux steam client like me 🙂

For a deeper look into how I’ve found or calculated all the numbers, you can click this link to go to my Google docs spreadsheet. There I have written down all my sources and jotted down some comments.

The main source of data is from the Steam Hardware Survey and I would like to point out that the method of polling and calculating is only known by valve.
The second trouble I had was that the total user base was only reported four times during the time the linux client has been available. I have made an assumption of linear growth between these data points.

The graph shows a growing number of Linux users with the Steam client. I don’t know why there is a large hump in February 2013, but I’m assuming it has something to do with a change in the polling.

The latest month, april, shows a drop in users and I have seen some sites speculate in that this is because of the recent release of major titles which aren’t available to Linux users.